CAST CARE INSTRUCTIONS

DO:
• Follow your doctor’s instructions
• Keep your cast clean and dry
• Inspect the skin condition around the cast area
• Use ice and elevate the cast area

DO NOT:
• Get the cast wet; please cover the cast with a plastic bag to shower
• Insert objects inside the cast
• Use oils, oil-based lotions or powder near the cast
• Pull out, rearrange or add additional padding to the cast
• Break off, trim any cast edges or alter the cast
• Engage in vigorous activity involving the cast area
• Sunburn the cast area soon after the cast is removed

CONTACT THE DOCTOR IF:
• You have pain and swelling not improved by ice, elevation or pain medication
• You feel a blister or sore developing inside the cast
• You experience numbness or persistent tingling
• Your cast breaks, cracks, develops soft spots or gets wet
• You develop skin problems near the cast edges